Clinical Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy

Tacoma, Washington, United States
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Job description

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Appointment: Full-time, clinical line position to begin Fall 2018

Responsibilities:

We are seeking a doctorally-prepared occupational therapist to teach in a Masters of Science entry level occupational therapy program with plans to transition to the OTD in the near future. Teaching in a post-professional clinical doctorate program may be included, depending on the expertise of the successful candidate.

Primary expertise desired in adult neurological intervention.

Preference given to those with expertise in the following secondary topics:

  • Upper extremity orthopedics
  • OT fundamentals (occupation-based theory, history/philosophy, documentation, therapeutic use of self, interview, measurement, and testing)
  • Research methodologies/Evidence in practice
  • ADA, community access, wheelchairs, mobility, positioning, driving
  • Experiential learning

Experience teaching in an OTD program would also be valued.

Standard teaching assignment is three units per semester and may include campus student clinic instruction. Other duties are continuation of professional development, advising students, supervision of graduate collaborative evidence projects, doctoral research projects, and participation in department and university governance.

Qualifications:

PhD, equivalent research doctorate, or post-professional clinical doctoral degree, five or more years of professional experience and a commitment to liberal arts education. Candidates who are near completion of a doctorate will be considered. Candidates must have or qualify for a Washington State Occupational Therapist license. Teaching and research experience are desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices–services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

How to apply

Required Documents:

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Diversity Statement (see details below)
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.

Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.

Candidate’s Diversity Statement. As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate’s diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound’s current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/diversity-strategic-plan/ prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:

  • Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
  • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
  • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
  • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university’s DSP;
  • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one’s effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA

Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. It's a place where people come together to learn, to make lasting connections, to plunge into a sea of ideas, and to begin to scale the challenges of the world ahead. An intellectual atmosphere, an energized academic community, a beautiful campus in a vibrant city, and a depth of opportunities to reach out, connect, and explore, Puget Sound is the result of a unique confluence of the elements.